In what is being called a historic win, the Trinamool Congress defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party's formidable election machine to defend the West Bengal throne. BJP's campaign was led by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the party had set a target of 200+ seats. However, it could not even breach the 100-mark, winning 77 constituencies. TMC bagged 213, however, Mamata Banerjee lost the Nandigram fight to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari. The Congress and Left were completely wiped out. What does the Bengal verdict say about politics, elections, and issues? Watch this analysis with CVoter founder and pollster Yashwant Deshmukh.
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Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale struck parts of Assam on morning of April 28. CM Sarbananda Sonowal said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have expressed their concerns about the earthquake in Assam. They also wanted to know the details of the damage, I have given the details on the present situation. They have assured us full support in this hour of crisis. I am grateful for their serious concern for state of Assam."
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Home Minister Amit Shah today conducted roadshow in Krishnanagar ahead of 5th phase of West Bengal assembly elections. Massive crowd joined the roadshow despite surging cases of coronavirus in the country, Today, Election Commission had called for all-party meeting in West Bengal to ensure strict implementation of COVID guidelines.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reacted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'didi did nothing for Matua community' remark. CM Banerjee challenged PM Modi by saying if she hasn't done anything for 'Matua community' then she will "quite the politics". "Narendra Modi said at a meeting in Krishnanagar that Mamata didi did nothing for Matua community. I'm publicly asking him to accept the challenge, if I haven't done anything for them then I will leave politics, if you are lying then you will do sit-ups holding ears," she said. The fifth phase of Bengal polls are scheduled to be held on April 17.
Continuing his attack on TMC during his campaigning in West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Krishnanagar said that the double engine government will provide a new political environment to Bengal. "This holy land will be free from mafia, cow smuggling, infiltration," he said. Polling is underway for 44 assembly constituencies in 4th phase of West Bengal elections.
On a day that the Centre has sent a team to probe reports of post poll violence in Bengal, a video has gone viral of Union Minister V Muraleedharan's convoy coming under attack by locals in Panchkhudi..
The Union Home Ministry has sent a four-member team to the state to assess the ground situation in West Bengal amid post poll violence; Supreme Court raps Centre, asks it to ensure better logistics for..